The Howa HS Precision rifles are built one at a time here in the United States from the highest quality materials available. The Howa 1500 barreled action is free floated by a precision CNC machined aluminum bedding block. The bedding block is placed into a mold and both sides of the mold are hand laminated with kevlar, fiberglass, and carbon fiber. Then the mold is injected with a proprietary mixture of dense polyurethane foam. The stock is then hand finished to ensure that it is perfect and ready for whatever you can throw at it.